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Skop·je(skôp′yā′, -yĕ) also Skop·lje (-lā′, -lyĕ)
The capital of Macedonia, in the northern part of the country on the Vardar River. Dating from Roman times, it was under Turkish control from 1392 until 1912. The city was incorporated into Yugoslavia after World War I and in 1946 became the capital of the constituent republic of Macedonia, which declared its independence in 1991.